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Geeks gone wild! The ten most embarrassing silicon valley, according to Valleywag. Totally NSFW.
posted by delmoi (35 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

 
OBSCENE!
posted by Peter H at 3:47 PM on February 2, 2007


None of that one naked tech reporter thumbnail photoshop accident? Shame on you Valleywag.
posted by drezdn at 3:48 PM on February 2, 2007


I don't think that counts because unlike the fellows in these photos, she was teh hotness.
posted by Justinian at 3:49 PM on February 2, 2007


I still don't understand how you get a rocket to take off by pulling a tampon out of it.
posted by Astro Zombie at 3:53 PM on February 2, 2007


If this post reveals anything, it's that geeks going wild should never involve photographed nudity. Because the things that make us geeks also tend to make us less that appealing when viewed without our ill fitting pants and Doritos stained t-shirts.

I say this in the best interests of the community. Really.
posted by quin at 4:00 PM on February 2, 2007


None of that one naked tech reporter thumbnail photoshop accident?

Cat Schwartz (My first thought as well)
posted by F Mackenzie at 4:04 PM on February 2, 2007


drezdn: pretty interested in having a link to what you're talking about up there THX
posted by radiosig at 4:06 PM on February 2, 2007


NSFA
posted by adamgreenfield at 4:24 PM on February 2, 2007


The ten most embarrassing silicon valley what?
posted by mr_crash_davis at 4:39 PM on February 2, 2007


The ten most embarrassing silicon valley ... what? WHAT!!11!1!
posted by mrnutty at 4:41 PM on February 2, 2007


I still don't understand how you get a rocket to take off by pulling a tampon out of it.

You haven't met his wife.
posted by Operation Afterglow at 4:48 PM on February 2, 2007 [1 favorite]


An embarrassment of moobs.
posted by padraigin at 4:51 PM on February 2, 2007


I don't see what's so embarrassing about Pud's photo with the two naked women. If I had a similar picture of myself, I'd put it on my freakin' business cards.
posted by Banky_Edwards at 5:05 PM on February 2, 2007 [1 favorite]


Nerds Gone Wild! - ezine about nerd stuff, written by nerds

Thought it would go along well with this post.
posted by GavinR at 5:12 PM on February 2, 2007


Whoa, Sergey! I'd hit it.
posted by Anything at 5:15 PM on February 2, 2007



Knowing who any of those people are (save Gates) is in itself embarrasingly geeky.
posted by wfc123 at 5:36 PM on February 2, 2007


yeah, the ten most embarrassing silicon valley what? I'm curious
posted by matteo at 6:14 PM on February 2, 2007


Oh sorry, the ten most embarrassing photos.
posted by delmoi at 6:18 PM on February 2, 2007


Linus Torvalds topless.
posted by furtive at 6:49 PM on February 2, 2007 [1 favorite]


OMG! Many geeks are not movie stars!

Dunno, I was exciting something more interesting from the title. Other than Kaplan's fin-de-siecle-hookers-and-blow-cam, these could be anybody's vacation snapshots.
posted by hattifattener at 7:54 PM on February 2, 2007


a koinkidink from BWE. If anybody can tell me what the circumstances of this shot were, I will... do a dance? No, write fanfic. I'm looking at you, Ken Jennings.
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 8:14 PM on February 2, 2007


I'm pleasantly surprised that Microsoft had 2 female employees in 1978. If they were secretaries, please don't anyone tell me and burst my bubble.
posted by serazin at 8:41 PM on February 2, 2007


The two female employees were a secretary and a technical writer.

Hahahahaha! I love bursting bubbles. I am EVIL.
posted by Justinian at 9:31 PM on February 2, 2007


I remember seeing a photo in Forbes years ago of John Chambers' (Cisco CEO) wife riding a horse naked. That should definitely go here.
posted by ZenMasterThis at 9:55 PM on February 2, 2007


serazin, the two women were Andrea Lewis who was Microsoft's first technical writer and Marla Wood who worked as an administrative assistant and bookkeeper.
posted by RichardP at 10:06 PM on February 2, 2007


Metafilter: Corporate cock.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 10:21 PM on February 2, 2007


serazin, I know it's not the a tech field in the late '70's, but I worked for ExecPC in the very early '90's and I can assure you that the female contingent was well represented. Bob Mahoney's wife was a well respected constant. Always there, always on top of whatever needed fixing. In fact, they hired my then super-awesome-techno-girlfriend-who-eventually-became-my -Wife, before they hired me. When I walked into that place, there were many guys. But it was clear that if you wanted something done, you found a lady-in-charge.

Prolly not what you were looking for, but I felt like sharing. So there you go.
posted by quin at 10:26 PM on February 2, 2007


Funny, the one of Microsoft circa 1978 is funny, Gates totally loses the facial hair battle. That guy in the back has CHOPS!

And Pud's photo is embarassing? How so? He's frolicking with naked chicks. Unless one of them is his mom or sister, what's the embarassing part?
posted by fenriq at 10:38 PM on February 2, 2007


Well, as someone who spent a number of years employed as a bookkeeper, I can only find Marla Wood's story (in which she, a lowly bookkeeper, sues microsoft for sex discimination, quits her job there, and still walks away worth 15 million bucks) inspirational.
posted by serazin at 11:11 PM on February 2, 2007


quin, it's always nice to hear about women in non-traditional fields. It's just a bummer that we're generally massively outnumbered in those fields.

Coincidentally, I recently read an interesting article about the difference between men working in nontraditional fields and women in nontraditional fields. Basically, although men may experience negative feedback outside of the workplace for having taken a non-traditional job, they benefit on the job - that is - they tend to be promoted faster and get paid better than women in that job even though women are in the majority. I've also heard that as a traditionally male job becomes more gender integrated, average pay for that job drops. Can't find the article now though. Doh.
posted by serazin at 11:26 PM on February 2, 2007


I don't understand why the 37signals/Adaptive path photo would be embarrassing at all?
Isn't this what web 2.0 is all about, getting close to your users and feeling the love?
posted by X-00 at 1:10 AM on February 3, 2007


eww.
EWW.
EEWWW!
AAAUUGGHHH!
WHY?!
WHYYYYYY?!?!?!?

I was promised seventy-two brown-eyed virgins! I was not informed they would be MEN! From the SEVENTIES!

posted by tehloki at 1:59 AM on February 3, 2007 [1 favorite]


Golly, many geeks are pasty in complexion and somewhat pudgy. I mean, who knew?
posted by tommasz at 7:21 AM on February 3, 2007


My thoughts exactly, X-00.

(I wrote the article. It made my eyes burn.)
posted by NickDouglas at 9:04 AM on February 3, 2007


I remember seeing a photo in Forbes years ago of John Chambers' (Cisco CEO) wife riding a horse naked. That should definitely go here.

That photo was actually Cisco co-founder Sandy Lerner.
posted by JDC8 at 7:47 AM on February 4, 2007


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